Register Now for LSC-CyFair’s New Nonprofit Courses

Published on: January 07, 2011

For those involved or interested in nonprofit activities, Lone Star College-CyFair now offers four new nonprofit courses this spring.

 “The new nonprofit courses provide new and existing professionals with the tools they need to strategically manage a variety of functions in a nonprofit organization,” said Kenya White, director of Continuing Education.” We are excited about this new opportunity and look forward to developing leaders who will be impacting the community and the world.”

Courses, including Fund Raising for Nonprofits, Grant Writing, Nonprofit Marketing and Public Relations and Management Fundamentals for Nonprofits, are designed to be completed in as little as two weeks.

The Fund Raising for Nonprofits course will provide intensive training in concepts and skills related to the general business/leadership functions. Course topics include developing and implementing a fund-raising plan, promoting fund-raising events and targeting audiences. This course will be held Jan. 31 through Feb. 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

The Grant Writing course will provide tools to effectively plan and implement grant writing projects. It’s also designed to assist small, community-based agencies in developing the organizational and administrative capacity to effectively compete for grant funding from government and foundation sources. This course will be held Feb. 1 through Feb. 10, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Nonprofit Marketing and Public Relations course will address professional development skills and techniques to effectively market and develop public relations for nonprofit organizations. Course topics address current events, skills, knowledge and/or attitudes and behaviors related to technology, occupational need and industry trends.  This course will be held Feb. 21 through March 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

The Management Fundamentals for Nonprofits covers management functions, theories and decision-making processes such as planning, organizing, leading and staffing. Course topics included developing and implementing a management organization, defining organizational goals, identifying roles and responsibilities of all organization members and monitoring organization performance. This course will be held March 28 through April 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

For information on this new series, call LSC-CyFair’s Continuing Education office at 281.290.3460.